Node.js 8: The First Week

This week, we got the release of Node.js 8 – an entirely new version of Node.js, heading toward becoming an LTS release line in October. The release of Node.js 8 came with quite a few hefty new features, many small improvements, and tons of new opportunities for developers.
Because of just how massive Node.js 8 was – both the release itself and the community’s overwhelmingly positive response – I wanted to share some of the highlights from the first week of Node.js 8.